• Michelle Marchante

Dueling Column: No guns is not the answer

Updated: Jun 22, 2018


This article was published in FIU Student Media's The Beacon as part of a dueling column. Photo retrieved from Flickr.

Michelle Marchante / Staff Writer


Looking through FIUSM, I came across an article questioning the Second Amendment. While I respect the writer’s opinion, I must respectfully disagree with him. Taking guns out of the home will never be the answer to make life in America safer.


It will only make it more dangerous.


For example, Chicago has some of the toughest Gun Control Laws in the country, yet it’s also known as the “murder capital” of the United States for having the most homicides every year.


Even with Chicago’s tough restrictions, criminals still have guns because no matter what laws are placed, criminals will always find a way to get weapons illegally. Knowing that no one they attack can retaliate only leads to more crimes. It’s basically a free for all.


They’re the ultimate predators.


This past year, however, a new concealed carry law made it legal for Illinois residents to carry guns. Contrary to what Gun Control advocates suggested, the crime rate in Chicago dropped for the first time since 1965.


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